More options with more Holden diesels
Holden has released details of the first diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size SUV, the Equinox.
The two new models provide torqueloving diesel fans with fresh powertrain options and build on technological advancements introduced with the recent launch of petrol powered engine variants.
“We anticipate the new diesel Commodore, available in both Liftback and Sportwagon bodystyles, will find particular favour with fleet operators. It’s a large and comfortable vehicle which provides effortless performance and all-round drivability thanks to the 400Nm of torque available from 1,750rpm delivered via an eightspeed automatic transmission,” said product marketing manager, Ina Economopoulos. Power is 125kW and there’s an eight-speed auto ‘box.
“Fuel efficiency is best compared against the same cubic capacity 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol Commodore LT Liftback model, which sees the advantage go the diesel by almost 2L/100km. (5.6 litres vs 7.4 litres).
“And with the environment in mind, diesel drivers will be pleased to know the engine has lower CO2 emissions compared with the petrol option.”
The new Equinox diesel is a more family oriented proposition which is loaded with increasing levels of specification across the three-model range, all of which feature a 1.6-litre engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Like the new diesel Commodore, the diesel Equinox features fuelsaving auto stop/ start technology as standard, as well as numerous passive and active safety aids which contribute to its five-star ANCAP safety rating.
The Equinox line-up starts at $46,990 for the LT, the LTZ is available at $55,900 and the highly-specified range topping LTZ-V priced at $59,990.
“The LT is two-wheel drive, whereas the LTZ and LTZ-V are both all-wheel drive,” said Ms Economopoulos.
The Equinox diesel models also replicate their petrol siblings in terms of specification, and both the new Equinox and Commodore now come with a Complete Care package common to all other models in the Holden range which includes three years free certified servicing, three years roadside assistance and three years warranty.
Commodore LD diesels cost $48,990 for the Liftback and $50,990 for the Sportwagon. Equinox diesels range between $46,990 and $59,990.